$5 Simple Tacos – Cook at Home to Save More Money and Eat Healthier Tacos
I’ve never eaten a taco from Taco Bell. Ever, in my entire life.
Two reasons – I live in the land of Taco Cabana (so much tastier!), and I can make them cheaper at home. So, that’s what I do…make $5 Tacos at home. Alot.
It’s not really Taco Tuesday around here. It’s more like Taco ANYDAY! lol
Check out my favorite way to do “taco meat base” below – and be sure to tap on some of the other SCRUMPTIOUS $5 Simple Taco recipes we have available here on the website…
Want to know how I prefer to do tacos?
Making a double batch of taco meat helps make the next tacos night that much easier – it’s “reheat” vs. cook.
(It makes a difference, it just does.)
Pictured above is too much taco meat for 1 meal for our family, so…I used half tonight and froze the other half for later next week for another taco meal!
Saves $$$ and makes next week’s meal easier to prepare and with LESS DISHES!
And less “what’s for dinner?” stress, too.
- 1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 8 small corn tortillas or taco shells
- 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
- 1/2 tomato chopped
- 1/2 small onion chopped
- salsa garnish
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese garnish
- corn cobs side dish
- In a large skillet, brown the ground beef or turkey and drain if needed. Stir in the taco seasoning packet or mix, and let simmer for 1 minute.
- Spoon meat into taco shells/tortillas.
- Top with tomatoes, onions, lettuce, salsa and shredded cheese.
- Boil corn cobs 5-7 minutes.
- Serve Tacos with side of corn cobs.
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